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Prostate Health

Understanding Your Prostate


Men are rightly concerned with keeping their prostate healthy, so don't fall for misconceptions.

Reviewed by Christopher Kim, M.D. , | Urology, | Urology

The Basics
Prostate Exams
Improving Prostate Health

The Basics

The Facts About the Prostate

Keeping your prostate healthy is a lifelong process.

Besides driving ejaculation, the gland produces an enzyme that helps regulate its own growth.

Whole grains, fruits, veggies can lower the risk of aggressive cancer and high PSA, studies say.

Yep, enhancing that once-lush mane might mask a prostate problem. But there's a solution.

Prostate Exams

The Facts About Prostate Exams

Early screening and exams are vital to diagnosis and treatment. Here's what you need to know.

High prostate-specific antigen levels often are indicative of less serious issues.

A rectal exam isn't the only component of prostate screening, or even the most valuable anymore.

Prostate-specific antigen tests aren't always accurate, so don't let high PSA levels alarm you.

Improving Prostate Health

Improving Prostate Health

Simple lifestyle changes can have a positive impact on prostate health.

You hear about dietary options all the time, but here's some help to decide what's best for you.

Specific exercises might be elusive, but overall activity is definitely beneficial.

Like the other parts of your body, your prostate needs the right foods to stay healthy.